The Noel Williams Shield and prize money is awarded each year to the school with the highest scoring Angus school steer in the Sydney Royal Easter Show School Steer competition.
The school steer section of the competition began thirty four years ago and was first presented in 1994.
The shield is named after Mr Noel Williams, who was one of the people who started the competition.
The NSW State Committee of Angus Australia presents the shield and it is sponsored by Reiland Angus at Gundagai.
The shield has travelled to many parts of NSW and was once presented to a QLD school.
Past winners include; Abbotsleigh, Barker College, Downlands College (Toowoomba), Dubbo High School, Frensham, Hunter Valley Grammar, The Kings School, Knox Grammar, Scots College, Xavier College, Coonamble High School, Mudgee High School, Scone Grammar and Scone High School.
The 2016 winning steer at Sydney earlier this year was bred by Ingleside Angus of Yass and the stud principal, Chris Rolls, said he was thrilled to see the success of the steer as well as that of the students who presented him.
The winning steer, named Fillet, weighed 360kg live and achieved 80 points after being shown to success by Karabar High School students from Queanbeyan.
Back row: Richard Buck (Secretary of Angus Society of Australia), Stephen Cantwell, Natasha Doherty, Chris Rolls (Ingleside Angus, breeder of steer), Jack Dempsey, Tom Ryan, Mackayla Parish-Grant.
Front Row: Jill Kuchel (Ag Teacher KHS), Teliha Russell, Hayleigh Duvall, Kirsten Burkle, Ashleigh Ballard, Audrey Plumb, Mel Elworthy (Reiland Angus, sponsor of the Noel Williams Shield).
Absent: Ashlee Heffernan
Pictured top: Students and staff from Karabar High School, with their Noel Williams Shield winning steer ‘Fillet’ bred by Ingleside Angus, Yass.